This post is sponsored by Beech-Nut®. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Struggling to get your little one to make healthy choices? Check out these easy, practical ways to encourage healthy eating habits!
As parents, we try our best to ensure that our little ones are getting the nutrients that they need.
However, if you’ve entered the toddler stage, you know that encouraging healthy eating habits can be downright challenging.
Many toddlers are turned off by the idea of choosing healthy options – and have no problem letting you know it!!
So what are well-meaning parents to do?
Thankfully, there are easy, practical ways to encourage healthy eating habits that will stick with your little one for years to come!
Model Healthy Eating Habits
How can you convince your little one that eating healthy is important if you aren’t making healthy choices on a regular basis?
Besides, kids mimic what they see!
So show them the importance of healthy eating by actively picking healthy options.
Get Creative For Picky Eaters
We all know how hard it can be to convince a picky eater to try something new.
Thankfully, all hope isn’t lost!
If your little one consistently refuses to eat a certain food, try serving it to them differently.
Spaghetti noodles could easily be replaced with zucchini noodles.
Maybe your little one isn’t a fan of spinach.
Whip up a green smoothie and they won’t even know the difference!
The possibilities are endless!
Always Have Healthy Snacks On-Hand
This one is HUGE!
Sometimes it may not be possible to whip up a healthy snack on demand.
Or maybe you’re out and about and you don’t want your little one to settle for a sugary snack.
That’s where Beech-Nut® Toddler Snacks come in!
The brand might be known for its baby food, but they also make simple, nutritious toddler snacks that are perfect for kids 12 months and up.
Look for Beech-Nut® Fruit & Veggie or Yogurt Melties, Fruity Oat Bars, and Quinoa Crispies in the baby food aisle in your grocery store.
The Beech-Nut® snacks are all made with simple ingredients and are gluten-free, so you can rest easy knowing that your toddler is getting a well-balanced, healthy snack.
Each snack has the exact number of ingredients listed right on the front of the packaging, and you won’t find a product with more than 10 ingredients! You can take a look at all of the flavors and options here on their website.
My son absolutely loves his Beech-Nut® snacks!
So much so, that instead of having to persuade him to choose a healthy snack during the day, he comes to me to ask if he can have some of his finger foods from Beech-Nut®.
Have you ever used Beech-Nut® products before? If so, tell me all about your experience below!